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The Duchess of York delights at Royal Ascot but denied access to the Royal Box

Sarah, Duchess of York and Princess Beatrice

Sarah, Duchess of York, attended the second day of Royal Ascot on Wednesday.

The 64-year-old was pictured at the Berkshire venue alongside her daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.

Sarah was wearing a cream jacket with a matching hat, with her admission badges pinned to her lapel.

This showed that the Duchess was allowed access to both the Royal Enclosure and the Parade Ring, but not the Royal Box.

Access to the Royal Box at Ascot is extremely limited.

Only senior members of The Royal Family and those who take part in the daily carriage procession are allowed inside the Royal Box.

Even racecourse staff are not allowed access, with the doors locked when not occupied, and guarded when the royals are inside enjoying the races.

Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, are entitled to access the Royal Box, however, they remained in the Royal Enclosure with the Duchess on this occasion.

Princess Eugenie, meanwhile, took a staring role, having taken part in the carriage procession, and presenting a trophy.